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MARYSTROUDD SparkPoints: (3)
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11/26/14 4:44 A

I think this depends on how concern you are towards your health. If you take balanced diet, do regular exercise then you can easily loose your weight in 1 month.

ROXYCARIN SparkPoints: (83,713)
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5/28/14 12:25 A

About a month

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (413,153)
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5/28/14 12:12 A

I guess it depends on the person.

KNITTERARY SparkPoints: (14,758)
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5/25/14 10:08 A

For me, in the plus sizes, I had to lose more before I dropped a size, maybe 20-25 pounds. In regular sizes, it's less than that, maybe around 15 pounds or so. But much depends on the cut of the individual garment. I have some skinny leg size 14 jeans I can still wear (with a belt cinched tight!) even though I'm in a 12 for most things now. The skinny legs make a difference! And I love drawstring waists because those have let me continue to wear big clothes as I lose.

SIOL55 SparkPoints: (59,899)
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5/25/14 9:31 A

About every 15 pounds. Sometimes sooner if I exercise a lot.

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,128
5/25/14 8:40 A

It took me a long time before I fit into a smaller size jeans. The biggest reason was because I was squeezing myself into an old, stretched out pair of jeans that were really too small for me anyway. Every day, I couldn't wait to get home and peel those things off because when I sat down, it felt like I was cutting off the circulation to my legs and I could hardly breathe. And I'd put on an old, stretched out pair of sweat pants that were too tight, too. It's part of the reason why I was finally ready for a true lifestyle change.... it was either buy some jeans a size or maybe even two sizes larger (omg, NO!!!!), or commit myself to a change.

Some of my clothes now are 8's and some are 10's. They all fit. Depends on the brand, what size I can wear. I'm cheap, too-- I suppose I could be a 6 if I was willing to buy a designer brand.

I think it's an excellent idea to break your long-term goal down into smaller goals. 10 lbs or 20 lbs, for example. And give yourself a reward for each milestone you reach. Don't just focus on the ultimate, long-term goal, which can seem like it'll be forever til you get there. I think it's important to reward yourself along the way, for reaching those smaller goals.

EEKAMIGHTY Posts: 481
5/25/14 2:07 A

Like you, LifeNProgress, it's about 20-25 ls per size. However, I'm at the bigger sizes currently. Wearing a 22W which I'd NEVER thought I'd wear when I was younger.....however, life happened and this is the result.
So, with all the posts I read, and I agree as I've lived through them....it takes less lbs to reduce to a lower size as one's weight is lower. And, of course, if your are exercise as SP directs, your clothes will fit well and you will look better along the way.
This was a great post. It gives incentive for us bigger gals to achieve a certain smaller weight loss goal just to make it to the next size. Thank you so much!

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (57,456)
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5/25/14 1:45 A

It also depends on how tightly fitting your clothes were before you started losing weight!
If you were squeezing into a size 20 and should have been wearing a 22 then losing 20 pounds would make your current size fit comfortably. And it could be another 20 pounds before you fit into an 18.

I noticed at my heaviest that it was 20 pounds to a size, as I got down to smaller sizes it was 10 pounds.

GARDYLOO Posts: 118
5/23/14 11:53 A

The standard is that it's one British stone which is 14 pounds (US) or about 6 kilos. As far as time, that depends on the person and what they do.

BARBZUMBA SparkPoints: (11,713)
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5/23/14 11:50 A

Never could understand size "00". I've always thought pricey manufacturers appease their upscale clients by labeling clothes a size or two smaller. Sometimes I buy an inexpensive pair of "hope to" jeans in a smaller size. It's a good goal for me.

LUANN_IN_PA SparkPoints: (165,439)
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5/23/14 11:48 A

I lost 40 pounds and I am still in the same size... even in jeans.

CYFREE15 Posts: 248
5/23/14 11:36 A

For me, it's around 15 pounds. I started my journey in a 16W and hope to finish in a misses size 8.

ANDCOWSFLY Posts: 217
5/23/14 10:56 A

As others have said, it does depend on manufacturer. You should take your measurements and judge by that. The more strength training, the faster that will come off - just balance strength and cardio! SparkPeople recommends taking measurements 1x per month.

When I did MyFitFoods 21 Day Challenge, I didn't lose a size (although I fit better into the sizes I was wearing!) but I did lose 1 to 1.5" and drop 5 lbs while eating right but not exercising for the 3 weeks.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 15,424
5/23/14 10:48 A

I am not sure. Manufacturers sizes are so unregulated. Going by what size you wear can be really frustrating and counterproductive.

I can wear anywhere from a 2-10 in tops and pants/ skirts. And in some dresses I am a 12-14. I weigh 125 pounds.

It also has a lot to do with your shape. In which I am a rectangle.

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 5/23/2014 (23:09)
RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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5/23/14 10:25 A

All I can say is: TOO LONG emoticon

JLAMING263 Posts: 4,705
5/23/14 10:24 A

I have no idea, I don't live by sizes. emoticon

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
5/23/14 10:23 A

For me - back in the olden days - it was 8-10 pounds.

But today, manufacturer's sizes are all over the place. I've a pair of size 2 jeans I fit into...and a pair of size 6 that I cannot get up over my hips.....

07SOJO Posts: 1,648
5/23/14 10:11 A

I'm not sure but I think it's 10-15 pounds for me. I tend to lose inches before weight so that helps. Keep up the fight! emoticon

LIFENPROGRESS SparkPoints: (113,082)
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5/23/14 10:05 A

For me, it's 20-25 pounds. emoticon

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